Quotations About / On: DYING
He had decided to live for ever or die in the attempt.
(Joseph Heller (b. 1923), U.S. author. Catch-22, ch. 3 (1961).
Referring to Yossarian.)
On mourra seul. We shall die alone.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, mathematician. Pensées, iii. 211, ed. L. Brunschvieg, 5th edition (1909).)
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
(Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Quote taken from Picador edition (1978). Colonel Aureliano Buendia, in 100 Years of Solitude, p. 199 (1967, trans. 1970).)
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
(E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian-born-French philosopher. "Strangled Thoughts," sct. 1, The New Gods (1969, trans. 1974).)
In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
(Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (May 14, 1991).)
Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse.
(Daniel Taradash, U.S. screenwriter, and John Monks, Jr., screenwriter. Nicholas Ray. Nick Romano (John Derek), in Knock On Any Door (film) (1949).)
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
(Andrew Young (b. 1932), U.S. politician, diplomat. Playboy (Chicago, July 1977).)
A king should die on his feet.
(Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French king. Alleged remark on his deathbed.)
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act IV (1956).)
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)